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What do Swollen lymph Nodes feel Like??
      #43683 - 11/12/02 03:15 PM

What do Swollen lymph Nodes Feel Like??, Can people with Hiv always feel them or do they just come around during ars and then go down?, I think I feel something under my jaw on my left side., Not noticeable, only if I look for it., Is that normal? I got a test 11 weeks after, it was negative.



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Re: What do Swollen lymph Nodes feel Like?? new
      #43685 - 11/12/02 03:24 PM

What they feel like depends on where they are. They are usually small pee or marble size, pretty solid and painful to press on. I have been HIV positive for over 4 years and I only have swolen nodes when I have the flu, sore throat or similar time to anyone else who is negative.

One thing to also remember, constantly touching or pressing on your neck or other locations where lymph nodes are will cause swelling by it's self even if nothing is wrong.

Finally Swolen nodes are only an indicator that your body is doing it's job and cleaning something out of your system that you picked up. They are no way an indicator of HIV or even of possible infection. Trust your test, if you feel you need to test again, wait until 90 days then put your mind at ease.



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Re: What do Swollen lymph Nodes feel Like?? new
      #43723 - 11/12/02 10:12 PM

Most people have nodes the size of a pea that can be felt on the sides of the neck and groin. These are from past viral infections and will remain for the rest of ones life.



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